China to scrap 'shuanggui' practice: Xi

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Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China will replace the practice of "shuanggui" with detention as the reform of the national supervision system deepens.
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Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China will replace the practice of "shuanggui" with detention as the reform of the national supervision system deepens.

Xi made the remarks at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Shuanggui is an intra-party disciplinary practice that requires a CPC member under investigation to cooperate with questioning at a designated place and a designated time. The practice is exercised by the Party's disciplinary officials.

Xi said China will set up supervisory commissions at the national, provincial, city, and county levels, which share offices and work together with the Party's disciplinary inspection commissions.

Supervisory commissions will be given responsibilities, powers, and means of investigation in accordance with law.

A national supervision law will be formulated.

Xi said this will ensure that supervision covers everyone in the public sector who exercises public power.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) will secure a "sweeping victory" in its fight against corruption to avoid the historical cycle of rise and fall, Xi said.

Calling corruption "the greatest threat" the Party faces, Xi said the fight against corruption never ends and currently remains grave and complex. "We must remain as firm as a rock in our resolve to build on the overwhelming momentum and secure a sweeping victory," he said.

Xi reaffirmed the Party's zero tolerance for corruption, saying both those who take bribes and those who offer them will be punished and interest groups will be prevented from arising within the Party.

Xi also said wherever offenders may flee, they shall be brought back and brought to justice.

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